See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point (6/9), in Virginia we’re at 51,738 total reported – confirmed plus probable – cases (note that actual cases, as well as deaths, could be higher, maybe even a LOT higher, based on stories like this one in the NY Times), 5,203 hospitalizations and 1,496 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 487 (+1.0%) in the latest statistics, which is a slightly slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 570 (+1.1%), and the lowest absolute number of day-to-day case increases since April 20. The number of TOTAL test results was 435,575 (up 7,393 from 428,182 yesterday), while the number of “PCR Only” tests was 388,480 (up 7,260 from 381,220 yesterday). These testing numbers are well below 10,000 per day (a number Gov. Northam has repeatedly stated as an important goal), and also far lower than the 16,664 per day that Harvard’s Global Health Institute estimates we need to reopen safely and contain the virus. As for hospitalizations, they went up 60 (+1.2%), from 5,143 to 5,203, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 37 (+0.7%). Deaths are reported up 19 (from 1,477 to 1,496), compared to an increase of 5 (from 1,472 to 1,477) the previous day.